VERY DIFFERENT LOOK: The new Pajero has undergone a serious redesign that the company says will hopefuly appeal to everyone. Image: Automedia
BERLIN, Germany - The new 2016 Mitsubishi Pajero will probably be released sometime in the next year.
The new model will have a serious redesign that will not keep many of the predecessor’s traits. The new model, the company says, will change the mid-size SUV into something that could appeal to anyone’s taste.
The new 2016 Pajero will have a more elegant and dominant exterior that will have more aerodynamic and fluid feel, special features for the US market and specially designed details.
HYBRID POWER TRAIN
Although the model won’t look rough anymore, it will keep its amazing off-road capabilities. The true value of this redesign lies in its power train. The 2016 Mitsubishi Pajero will have a choice of petrol or diesel engine and hybrid power from which to choose. Such a move will cover pretty much anybody's choice in drivetrains so the new SUV will have something to offer.
The details about the 2016 Mitsubishi Pajero exterior and interior are still not known but there is some information about it. To start with, the new model will have a new platform, made out of lightweight but strong materials. This will reduce the vehicle’s weight and improve its performance and fuel economy. The new platform will provide better underpinning that should result in easier handling and improved agility.
The new model will get a new, sleek and modern exterior. Also, the reports about the interior are very scarce. The new model should have a slightly bigger cabin and it is expected to offer a higher level of luxury, which includes high-quality materials and more equipment as a standard.
GALLERY: 2016 Mitsubishi Pajero
The 2016 Mitsubishi Pajero will have various engines offered, even though the final list is still in development. The petrol and diesel engines will be offered, but there are no reports on the particular unit that will be installed. There is a possibility of using other Mitsubishi model’s engines, but also there is a slight chance of developing completely new ones for this occasion.
In addition, the 2016 Pajero will have a plug-in hybrid powertrain, which will be borrowed from the Mitsubishi Outlander. This engine consist of a two-litre inline-four petrol engine and two 60-kilowatt electric motors. The model will use lithium-ion batteries and it will come with an all-wheel drive. However, if the batteries get low on energy, the drive mode switches to a front-wheel drive.